Severe weather possible late afternoon and evening

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There’s a slight risk of severe weather for parts of the state tonight including Lafayette as a broken line of storms and rain rolls through the state.  Before the rain gets here, temperatures will spike into the 80s with mostly clear skies.  Winds will be gusty and out of the south at 10 – 15 mph.

Tonight’s storms and rain

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Storms will begin to roll into the state by 4pm tonight with Lafayette seeing the line arriving by 6pm.  Nearly everyone will see some gusty convective wind gusts as the rain and storms push through.  An isolated few will see stronger storms with the potential for large hail.  The line should be in Indianapolis by 8pm and our severe threat should be over in the city by 10pm and other parts of Central Indiana by Midnight.

While the storms and the severe threat will be over by midnight, rain will stick around throughout the overnight hours and into Sunday morning.  It looks like we will clear out by 10am on Sunday morning, and a big portion of the day will then be clear.  Another weak cold front and area of low pressure will then dig in as we head into the overnight hours pulling in another cloud deck.

A dry week ahead:

After Sunday’s rain things will really dry out with us possibly being rain free for a week and a half to two weeks!  A blocking high will be parked to our east with low pressure areas to our west and sitting off of the east coast.

Our overall weather will actually be warm for the first week of Autumn with highs in the 70s and then 80s by the end of the week.  Enjoy!